Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 21st, 1996
Researcher Anthony P.C. Yim of the Prince of Wales Hospital noted, however, that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is both safe and effective in diagnosing tuberculosis through pleural biopsies or wedge lung resection of indeterminate pulmonary nodules ("The Role of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in the Management of Pulmonary TB," Chest, September 1996;110(3):829-833).
VATS has applications in a variety of intrathoracic conditions, but its role in tuberculosis remains...
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